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Expeditor- Jr Buyer


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Jul 2, 2024



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Job Summary

Tracks and resolves open purchase orders.  Runs open order reports and communicates with suppliers via email, phone, or other methods to obtain current order delivery information; modifies due dates in JD Edwards as necessary.  Creates and issues purchase orders to suppliers for low-level routine items.  Review and resolve invoice discrepancies.  Performs analysis and evaluation of purchase requisitions, specifications, price quotes and other purchasing-related documents.  Assists with reconciling backorders and investigates shipping discrepancies.  Manages order status utilizing independent decision-making skills and persistence; prioritizes workload.  Analyzes out-of-stock inventory parts to determine cause and find resolution. Assists in determining proper min max levels for ROP’s. Collaborates and communicates effectively with inventory, warehouse, and department staff as needed.  Assists Purchasing staff with the UTA P-card program. Manages the release of all blanket purchase orders. Research alternative sources for parts that are difficult to procure. Provides research and other support to Supply Chain projects as assigned by Procurement Manager.  Creates and maintains reports to track supplier delivery performance.  Identifies repetitive supplier issues or trends and works with buyer and/or manager to resolve.  Acts as the back-up Buyer during vacations and other circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's degree in business management or related field required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.


Two years in purchasing, expediting, materials management, office management, or other relevant technical or analytical discipline.  Experience with JD Edwards or other ERP software preferred.


  • Basic proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to organize and accurately document multiple streams of information
  • Exercise good judgment and discretion
  • Establish priorities / work independently and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated skills in influencing supplier relationships to accomplish operational objectives

This job requires regular and predictable attendance.

- OR -

An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]


UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:
Pay Range: $21.875 - $25.240
If interested, apply before: Open until filled
* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.
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